Widgets for Tiger and Panther
Desktop Weather Widget
I have written a tiny application to place Apple’s weather widget flush on the desktop. I don’t like the fact that essential widgets like this are forced to live in Dashboard. You can do this for any Dashboard Widget that will run in Safari. Also, take a look at the Amnesty Widget Browser.
Since the app is not visible in the Dock or in the App-Switcher, you have to shut it down manually. Either type killall DesktopWidget in the Terminal or use the Activity Monitor to shut it down. I rarely ever shut it down.
You can set your preferences by clicking the “i” in the lower right corner. If you want your preferences to be permanent, then you need to edit DesktopWidget.app/Contents/Resources/Weather.wdgt/Weather.js.
- You cannnot move DesktopWidget.app after you start the program. Doing so sometimes causes the program to bork. First shut down the program if you want to move the .app file.
- Put the “i” back on Panther.
- Enabled dragging the widget around to place it somewhere else on the desktop.
- Fixed a bug which would cause the scrollbar to appear when there was a lot of fog outside.
- Ooh!! it works!!